BiographyMila Kunis followed the path of the American dream, even though she wasn't initially an American citizen. In 1991, she and her family emigrated to the U.S. from the Ukraine to seek out a higher quality of life and a meaningful education. For Mila Kunis, the first step in her education was learning English. She did this at Hubert How Bancroft Middle School, while also becoming well-versed in American pop culture through television shows like the game show institution, The Price is Right.
In 1992, Mila Kunis joined the Beverly Hills Studios because her father had heard that it was a good organization for children to socialize. This decision opened the door to a professional acting career when a talent manager watched the actress in action and promptly signed her up. From there, Mila Kunis started as a commercial actress and model for companies like Barbie, Payless Shoes and Guess, before getting her first television acting role in a 1994 episode of Days of Our Lives. Additional television guest roles would follow, opposite viral icons David Hasselhoff on Baywatch and Chuck Norris in Walker, Texas Ranger.
mila kunis stars on that '70s show and family guyIn 1998, Mina Kulis's after school acting hobby became a near-full-time career. First, she played the child version of world's first supermodel, Gia Carangi, in Gia, the HBO telefilm that earned Angelina Jolie a Golden Globe Award. She also auditioned for the role of self-absorbed cheerleader Jackie Burkhart on That '70s Show. When the producers informed her that they were seeking an 18 year old and asked her age, she responded that she would be turning 18 "on her birthday," but failed to mention that this birthday was five years away. In spite of her lie, Mila Kunis kept her role on the show as Ashton Kutcher's gal pal, and was an early victim of his pre-Punk'd gags when he changed her car color from black to pink and added an "I Love Ashton" love note for added insult.
Now a beloved member of the FOX prime-time family, Mila Kunis soon landed additional duties from the network. In 2000, she replaced Lacey Chabert as the voice of the dysfunctional human punching bag Meg Griffin on Family Guy, and stayed with the series through its initial cancellation and subsequent resurrection. She also hit the big screen opposite Kirsten Dunst in the Shakespeare-influenced romantic comedy, Get Over It, and starred as the titular psycho in the Christian Bale-less sequel, American Psycho 2: All-American Girl.
mila kunis stars in forgetting sarah marshall and extractContinuing her trend of having good things happen during years that end in "8," Mila Kunis starred in two high profile films in 2008. First, she played a hotel employee who gets the attention of the recently single Jason Segel. Though she didn't have to break up with him while he was naked (Kristen Bell got that gig), she did get to have an amusingly awkward dinner scene with Segal, Bell and Russell Brand that culminated in a hotel room contest with Bell to see who could be louder during sex. Mila Kunis closed the year opposite Mark Wahlberg in Max Payne, where she learned to put together guns while blindfolded and got to beat up the leading man in the usual Russian assassin wardrobe of short shorts and leather.
In 2009, Mila Kunis joined Jason Bateman for the Mike Judge-directed comedy, Extract, in which she played a deceitful temp playing mind games with Bateman's extract factory worker. She also followed Meg Griffin over to The Cleveland Show, a new spin-off of Family Guy. Mila Kunis is currently at work on three films for 2010, including the apocalyptic thriller The Book of Eli with Gary Oldman and Denzel Washington, the comedy Date Night which re-teams her with Mark Wahlberg, and the dark Darren Aronofsky-directed thriller, Black Swan, in which she plays a dancer in a nasty battle with her competitor (Natalie Portman).